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Fantasy Basketball: Last Second Additions

AUBURN HILLS, MI - OCTOBER 29:  Rasheed Wallace #30 of the Detroit Pistons goes up against Jeff Foster #10 of the Indiana Pacers  during the game on October 29, 2008 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  The Pistons won 100-94.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
John LorgeSenior Writer IMarch 30, 2009

There’s a good chance you're in the heart of a playoff run and every advantage makes a difference.  Even though the season is almost over, here are a few tips that will help.


Indiana Pacers

When Tory Murphy went down it opened the door for Jeff Foster to start.  The big Texan has only broken into double figures a few times this season but it’s not his scoring owners are after. 

In the last two games Jeff Foster has pulled in 34 rebounds and has five blocks.  The Pacers will lean on Foster and you can expect him to play over 35 minutes per night. 

Brandon Rush has also replaced T.J. Ford in the starting lineup with Jarrett Jack moving to point guard.  Rush will shoot the three confidently and he can board up.


Detroit Pistons

For the first time in a while the Pistons are fighting for a playoff spot and Richard Hamilton, Allen Iverson, and Rasheed Wallace are all getting healthy at the right time.

If you are lucky you may find one of these guys on the free agent wire.

You can expect all three of these guys to play over 30 minutes per night and they all fill up multiple stat categories. 


Golden State Warriors

Are you willing to roll the dice?  Pickup a Warrior.

Stephen Jackson is out for the year, the team already knows they will be parting with Jamal Crawford after the season, and Corey Maggette could be MIA at any time.

If you see the future of the Warriors, Monta Ellis, on the wire grab him immediately.

The next best options on Golden State are Anthony Randolph and Kelenna Azubuike.  Both players are multi-dimensional and have earned Don Nelson's trust.

The risky tier of players includes Anthony Morrow, C.J. Watson, and Rob Kurz.  On any given night one of these guys can break the 20 point mark or struggle to log 15 minutes.

Ronny Turiaf will also continue to rebound and block shots while Andris Biedrins recovers from his ankle injury.

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